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Address: Ya'er'guole Village, Ya'er Country, Turpan 838000, China
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Quaint little village at the end of Toyuk Valley

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ida C
Quezon City, Philippines

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Quezon City, Philippines
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Toyuk means dangerous. The village is called dangerous because it is at the foot of a mountain and when it rains, the village could get flooded. Even though there was not a lot to see in the village, we enjoyed walking around to see the architecture of the ancient houses and the village lifestyle. We also ate Lahgman (noodles with... More 

2 Thank Ida C
Guangzhou, China
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114 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The village is very ruined and there is trash everywhere. It was interesting to see the ancient village, but there were barely any people living there and there really isn't so much to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pure sight seeing area, wear good walking shoes and make sure your camera is prepared for a work out, choose your day carefully and bring your own food and water

Thank Mem A
Sandnes, Norway
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98 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small village inhabited by Uyghurs. When we visited almost half the village had been destroyed by water flooding. the local Buddha caves were closed to visitors. It has some old mud brick buildings, but it doesn't offer anything you can't see in the many other villages in the area. The area was littered with trash and the... More 

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Frisco, texas
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264 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We walked thru this authentic Uyghur village and you can see the old mud adobe construction used similar to what was used many years ago. There is an entrance fee like at most visitor site in this part of the world, but worth it IMHO. People still live here and work and run about their daily lives. Some modernization is... More 

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Kumla, Sweden
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

with help of our guide we got a good overview of history, budhism and traveling long time ago. As we followed in the foot steps of the Swedish explorer Mr Sven Hedin we had something that made our tours very interesting

Thank Margaretha T
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This village have a mediteranian ambience. Go wander through its narrow lane, to the mosque and up to the cemetery where you could have a nice view of the village from the top.

1 Thank FransiscaJakarta
Shanghai, China
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Walking the three km trails in the hot sun can be a scorcher. After seeing half the old houses you are ready to just run for the shade.

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

One of my highlights visiting this adobe village. We were able to take our time wandering around and observing the people. So lucky to be there while the midday call prayer and saw the men wandering into the mosque. Very authentic and atsmospheric.

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This is just a simple village that happens to be populated by non-Han Chinese. Most of the local guides will charge you extra to see it as it is about five minutes driving beyond their usual route, the "Big Eight". Give it a miss. You will see the same visuals just getting outside Turpan in any direction.

1 Thank dhannum

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